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Counting Calories in Cheese

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Those individuals who are sensitive to tyramine should avoid the following types of cheese: Cheshire, Colby, Edam, Feta, Fontina, Gouda, Gruyere, Limburger, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone, Roquefort and Swiss.

Most all full-blown cheese (prepared with whole milk) is high in saturated fat; while dieting your better choices include the lower or reduced fat varieties.

Calories in Cheese

TYPE, SELECTION, BASED ON 1 OUNCE UNLESS NOTED

CALORIES

American: High in saturated fat and sodium

105

Brick: Has a bluish mold which may trigger allergies. Avoid if taking MAO inhibitors.

104

Caraway: High in saturated fat and sodium.  Contains a fair amount of B-12 vitamin and calcium which may protect against cavities.  Low in lactose.

93

Blue: Has a bluish mold which may trigger allergies. Avoid if taking MAO inhibitors.

99

Cheddar: High in saturated fat and sodium.  Avoid if taking MAO inhibitors.

113

Cheshire: High in saturated fat.

108

Colby: High in saturated fat.

110

Cottage Cheese: Based on the creamed variety and a serving size of 1/2 cup. It is very high in sodium content and the individuals who are sensitive to whey should avoid consumption.

117

Cottage Cheese: Based on the low fat 1% variety of 1/2 cup per serving. Good amount of calcium.  Lower in calories than other cottage cheeses.

82

Cream Cheese: Not listed in the official American Food Pyramid. Extreme in saturated fat.  Avoid if sensitive to whey.

98

Edam: High in saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and sodium.  Avoid if sensitive to casein.

100

Feta: High in sodium.  Avoid if sensitive to whey.

74

Fontina: High in fat and sodium.

109

Gouda: Extreme in saturated fat.

100

Gruyere: Hefty in saturated fat; avoid if sensitive to casein.

116

Limburger: Extreme in saturated fat.  

92

Monterey Jack: High in saturated fat

105

Mozzarella, Part Skim: Good source of calcium  Lower in fat than most cheeses.

71

Mozzarella, Whole Milk variety:

79

Muenster: High in saturated fat.  

103

Neufchatel: This cheese is similar to cream cheese. It is high in saturated fat and sodium.  Avoid if sensitive to sodium.

73

Parmesan, Grated - and this data is based on 1 Tablespoon. Fatty acids found in Parmesan may protect against cancer.  Good source of calcium, moderate amount of fat. Avoid if sensitive to casein.

23

Provolone: High in sodium and fat. Avoid if sensitive to whey.

98

Ricotta, Part Skim: 1/2 cup serving. Good source of calcium and protein that is easily digestible.  Enjoy with grains. Avoid if sensitive to whey.

171

Ricotta, Whole Milk: 1/2 cup serving. High in fat and cholesterol. Avoid if sensitive to whey or tyramine.

216

Romano, grated: High in saturated fat. Avoid if sensitive to casein.  However, low in lactose and it takes very little to flavor a dish.

19

Roquefort: High in fat and extremely high in sodium.  Avoid if sensitive to mold

103

Swiss: In allergy sensitive individuals, may provoke a mild form of food intoxication accompanied by these symptoms: bright red rash, sweating, nausea and hives.  Usually dissipates quickly with antihistamine therapy.

105

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